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I suggest you get to love the earlier stuff first before listening to albums like Earthling or Outside. Personally I just don't think you can appreciate what they are until you know where they've come from.
Things can also work the other way around. It might even be more rewarding to get the newer albums first, then get the old ones and after them listen to the newer ones again. Music is at it's most rewarding when you don't immidiately "get" the entire thing, certain albums can take several years to get into, but they are in the end also the most rewarding ones.
For album recommendations... "Heroes" is a must. And Station To Station, which is (as noted in Adam's thread on the subject) probably the generally best-liked Bowie album. Not only in the way of positive opinions, but the lack of negative opinions.
Also, I agree with Pablo that the 80's albums are worth checking out, all of them have their good moments. The 90's albums are all good, although Tin Machine II is inferior to the others. Then again, most people would say the same about Hours and you liked it, so you never know.
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